Public Transportation Reduces Gasoline Consumption

Facts of Public Transport in US :

  1. Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline. This represents almost 4 million gallons of gasoline per day.
  2. The “leverage effect” of public transportation, supporting transportation efficient land use patterns, saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline – more than three times the amount of gasoline refined from the oil we import from Kuwait.
  3. Each year, public transportation use saves the equivalent of 34 supertankers of oil, or a supertanker leaving the Middle East every 11 days.
  4. Each year, public transportation use save the equivalent of 140,769 service station tanker truck trips clogging our streets each year.
  5. Public transportation use saves the equivalent of 300,000 fewer automobile fill-ups every day.
  6. The typical public transit rider consumes on average one half of the oil consumed by an automobile rider.

(from apta)

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